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This Genetic Mutation Makes People Feel Full — All the Time

Two new studies confirm that weight control is often the result of genetics, not willpower.
Tags: News, Obesity, Cambridge University, Weight, NICK, Great Britain, Kaplan, Wareham, Sekar, Farooqi, Genetics and Heredity, Sadaf, DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid, Cell (Journal, Kathiresan, Your-feed-science

As researchers pursue links between bacteria and human health, startups stand to benefit

In 2009, the National Institutes of Health launched a five-year, $150 million project to stimulate research into a new field of medicine examining the connections between the millions of bacteria living in the human gut and overall human health. Spurred by the advancements in genetics from a decade earlier, this new field of research would map not just the human genome, but the genetic sequences of the microbes living in the body to ascertain their function and the role they played in ensuring t...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Messenger, Y Combinator, Biology, Breast Cancer, Obesity, Entrepreneur, Tech, Bacteria, Insomnia, Depression, Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, Microbiology

Do calories even count? Research counters a longstanding assumption.

In a new article in 1843, Peter Wilson argues that counting calories is an outdated form of weight management. Research shows that labels are up to 20 percent off true caloric totals; 70 percent in frozen processed foods. Not all digestive systems are created equally; humans process foods at different rates under varying conditions. None Quantifying workouts has resulted in an increasingly suspect trend in the fitness industry. The gamification of exercise is one thing — if hitting 10,000 daily...
Tags: Psychology, Health, New York, Biology, Obesity, Germany, Public Health, Innovation, Wilson, Derek, Don, Peter Wilson, Atwater, Wilbur Atwater, Human body, NBC News Energy

A Weight Loss Aid That Makes Your Stomach Full With Less Food Just Cleared the FDA

Overweight and obese people will soon have a new medical option to help them manage their weight. On Monday, the Boston biotech company Gelesis announced they had received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration to market their novel weight loss aid to the public, a pill-based medical device called Plenity…Read more...
Tags: Science, Obesity, Drugs, Boston, Weight Loss, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Gelesis

Dietary supplements don't reduce mortality rates, Tufts researchers say

A new study at Tufts University discovered that a variety of supplements do not extend life and can even be dangerous.High doses of vitamin D and calcium were linked to higher rates of cancer and all-cause mortality. Benefits of the vitamins and nutrients were discovered in eating whole foods, not taken in pill or powder form. None Sunlight: the cause of much consternation for skincare advocates, yet a necessary component of biological life. Not only needed for, well, everything on this planet,...
Tags: Health, Science, Obesity, Cancer, Aging, America, Public Health, Innovation, Tufts University, Derek, Tufts, Annals of Internal Medicine, Fang Fang Zhang

5 life skills we need to teach in school

A stunning number of adults seem to be coasting by without knowledge of what many would consider extremely basic life skills.From financial literacy to learning how to communicate, the U.S. education system could stand to incorporate courses on the basic skills we need to navigate daily life.This list describes 5 life skills, why we need them in our schools, and the consequences of their absence. None In school, you learned that the mitochondria are the powerhouse of the cell. You learned that C...
Tags: Obesity, Cdc, Life, Finance, America, Communication, Intelligence, Teaching, United States, Innovation, Emotions, University of Pennsylvania, Federal Reserve, Columbus, John Mayer, Morgan

Individuals with obesity are blatantly dehumanized, research finds

New research, published in Obesity, has found that people with obesity are not only stigmatized, but are blatantly dehumanized.
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How to Raise Vegetable Eaters

Experts offer advice on how to help children develop a taste for vegetables without hiding them in tater tots.
Tags: News, Parenting, Obesity, Vegetables, Diet And Nutrition, Children and Childhood, Cooking and Cookbooks, Families and Family Life

People with obesity often 'dehumanized,' study finds

New research, published in Obesity, has found that people with obesity are not only stigmatized, but are blatantly dehumanized.
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Star Wars Fans Request Characters: “Fat Mentally Ill Trans Women of Color!”

Star Wars fans have been asked for suggestions about what kinds of characters they want to see more of, leading to requests for characters who represent every conceivable identity group. Author Delilah Dawson has asked Star Wars fans on Twitter to give her ideas for new characters, with the responses providing a perfect example of […]
Tags: Star Wars, Politics, Obesity, International, Feminism, Anime, Mental Illness, Delilah Dawson

How Big Tobacco Hooked Children on Sugary Drinks

Researchers combing through archives discovered that cigarette makers had applied their marketing wizardry to sweetened beverages and turned generations of children into loyal customers.
Tags: News, Obesity, Beverages, SCHMIDT, Reynolds, Advertising and Marketing, Children and Childhood, Smoking and Tobacco, BMJ (Journal, Laura A, Philip Morris Companies Inc, R J, Tobacco Co, Your-feed-science, Big Tobacco Hooked Children on Sugary Drinks

How Tom Brady and Lebron James can change your patients’ health

As medical professionals, one of the most challenging things to do is to motivate a patient to make changes in their lives. We passionately want the best for our patients, and it is sometimes so difficult for us to be able to connect with and inspire them to take the next step on a path […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Obesity, Tom Brady, Lebron James, Primary Care, Conditions, Cardiology, PA NP, CRNA

Phys Ed: Exercise vs. Drugs to Treat High Blood Pressure and Reduce Fat

Exercise can lower blood pressure and reduce visceral body fat at least as effectively as many common prescription drugs, two new reviews report.
Tags: News, Obesity, Blood Pressure, Exercise, Weight, Sports Medicine, Drugs (Pharmaceuticals

For Larger Customers, Eating Out Is Still a Daunting Experience

Restaurants have been slow to recognize, much less meet, the needs of plus-size Americans. But there are signs of a new activism and awareness.
Tags: News, Obesity, Restaurants, Americans with Disabilities Act, Alexander, Rebecca (1987-, AllGo Inc

Phys Ed: How Breast Size Affects How Women Exercise

As women’s breast sizes grew, their participation in physical activity declined, particularly if that exercise was vigorous.
Tags: News, Obesity, Exercise, Breasts, Women and Girls, Lingerie and Underwear

Behold, new research suggests the munchies are real

Researchers noticed a spike in sales of ice cream, cookies, and chips after the legalization of marijuana. They studied 2,000 U.S. counties over the course of a decade, focusing on data from Colorado, Oregon, and Washington.While research is confirming the medical benefits of marijuana, obesity is an unintended consequence of legalization. None Cause and effect. There are many unintended consequences to every action, and actions, as we know, result in the manifestation of other forces, even if ...
Tags: Science, Obesity, California, Washington, Neuroscience, Sociology, Innovation, Addiction, Derek, Don, University of Connecticut, Chong, Baggio, Colorado Oregon, Social Science Research Network, Human body

We Need Better Answers on Nutrition

The U.S. is overdue to establish an institute devoted to research on the top cause of poor health.
Tags: Food, News, Obesity, Research, United States, Food And Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health, Bill, Weight, Clinton, Bush, George, Agriculture Department, Law and Legislation, Diet And Nutrition, United States Economy

The Soda Tax Appears to Work

A real-world experiment in Berkeley, California might help settle the debate over whether taxing sugary soft drinks can make people healthier. A new study found that the drinking habits of Berkeley residents got better and stayed better over the three years after a 2014 soda tax was passed. Residents not only drank…Read more...
Tags: Food, Science, Obesity, Soda, Berkeley, Berkeley California, Soda Tax

At 243 Pounds, Trump Tips the Scale Into Obesity

The president gained four pounds since last year, pushing his body mass index into the obese category, but the White House physician otherwise declared him in “very good health.”
Tags: News, Obesity, White House, Cholesterol, Jackson, Weight, Trump, Sean, Conley, Diet And Nutrition, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Ronny L, Scale Into Obesity

How antibiotics used in factory farming destroy our microbiomes

More and more research nowadays links good gut flora to several health benefits, such as the inhibition of Alzheimer's to a fast metabolism. Since we're over prescribed antibiotics, and because much of the meat we consume comes from animals that were fed antibiotics, we are destroying much of the good bacteria, and often at the risk — because of our diets — of replenishing them. Through calorie allowance, we can measure how many calories we are getting of animal protein each day. By supplementin...
Tags: Health, Obesity, Mental Health, Innovation, Ageless Strength Health

Why Do South Asians Have Such High Rates of Heart Disease?

“We all have someone in our first-degree circle that has either died suddenly or had premature cardiovascular disease,” said one researcher.
Tags: News, Obesity, Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Cholesterol, Stroke, Heart, Weight, Diet And Nutrition, Asian-Americans

The best thing you can do for your health: sleep well

‘A consistent seven to nine-hour sleep each night is the most effective thing we can do to reset our brain and body health’Do you think you got enough sleep this past week? Can you remember the last time you woke up without an alarm clock, feeling refreshed, not needing caffeine? If the answer to any of these questions is “no,” you are not alone. Two-thirds of adults throughout all developed nations fail to obtain the recommended eight hours of nightly sleep.Indeed, surveys by the and YouGov r...
Tags: Health, Sleep, Obesity, Cancer, Life and style, Society, Heart Attack, Britain, Health & wellbeing, Alzheimer's, Yougov, Sleep apnoea

“End Your Sugar Addiction In 2019”: Guest Expert Dr. Elin Ostman Tells How!

Do you want to lose weight? Do you want to be more physically active? Looking to improve your concentration and sleep patterns? Want to be healthier? Would you want to look younger? You can do that by cutting the sugar you have in your diet. I don’t mean just sugar you dish out by the […]
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How can we really stop obesity?

I met a young man in my clinic recently, who came for treatment of obesity. He was only 26, yet suffered from obesity throughout his life — now reaching a debilitating 420 pounds. His explanation for how he developed obesity was a reflection of the issues surrounding nutrition health policy in the U.S. He said […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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San Francisco law requiring warnings in sugary-drink ads struck down

“A federal appeals court on Thursday blocked a San Francisco law requiring health warnings on advertisements for soda and other sugary drinks in a victory for beverage and retail groups that sued to block the ordinance.” The ruling, by a unanimous 11-member en banc panel of the Ninth Circuit, found that thelaw violates First Amendment rights of commercial speech. [ ; American Beverage Association v. City and County of San Francisco] Tags: advertising, First Amendment, Ninth Circuit, obes...
Tags: Law, Obesity, Uncategorized, Advertising, San Francisco, City, First Amendment, Soft drinks, Ninth Circuit, American Beverage Association

The best strategies to prevent cancer

February 4th marks World Cancer Day and this year, the launch of a new three year campaign called “I Am and I Will,” led by the Union for International Cancer Control. The focus lies on emphasising the importance of each person’s role in the fight against cancer, and reinforcing that everyone has the power to reduce the impact of cancer.A fundamental step towards reducing the impact is to look towards prevention and understand how to lower the risk of developing the disease. Many lifestyle facto...
Tags: Health, Books, UK, London, Featured, Obesity, Cancer, US, Lifestyle, Research, Exercise, Bacon, Cancer Research, Cancer Research UK, Health & Medicine, Science & Medicine

Personal Health: Time to Put Fluffy and Fido on a Diet?

Veterinarians report that nearly half the dogs they see are overweight or obese, although only 17 percent of owners acknowledge that their pets are too fat.
Tags: Food, News, Cats, Obesity, Dogs, Pets, Exercise, Calories, Weight, Veterinary Medicine, Diet And Nutrition

Obesity Tied to Higher Cancer Rates in Younger People

For six of the 12 obesity-related cancers (multiple myeloma, colorectal, uterine, gallbladder, kidney and pancreatic) the risk for disease increased in adults 25 to 49.
Tags: News, Obesity, Cancer, Weight, Pancreas, Multiple Myeloma, Colon and Colorectal Cancer

Eating Breakfast May Not Be That Helpful for Weight Loss After All

Breakfast is often said to be the most important meal of the day, but according to a new review out Wednesday in the BMJ, it won’t help you lose weight. The study found no good evidence that regularly eating breakfast helps us cut down on calories or avoid weight gain. More damning, it even found some evidence that…Read more...
Tags: Science, Obesity, Weight Loss, Breakfast, Bmj

Eating Breakfast Maybe Not Be That Helpful for Weight Loss After All

Breakfast is often said to be the most important meal of the day, but according to a new review out Wednesday in the BMJ, it won’t help you lose weight. The study found no good evidence that regularly eating breakfast helps us cut down on calories or avoid weight gain. More damning, it even found some evidence that…Read more...
Tags: Science, Obesity, Weight Loss, Breakfast, Bmj